The CoronaVirus (Covid-19) has caused a global economic halt and has been confirmed as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, countries have shut down borders, canceled schools (or at least physical attendance), canceled sporting events, basically, the world is shifting towards social distancing at a very high pace, and with the jobs and markets got affected greatly. And with all the people panicking on the short and mid-term (with just cause of course), this pandemic got me thinking about the future, especially that the machine in all its forms is slowly picking pace
I understand that the topic I am about to talk about can be a very sensitive topic, but it has been a topic that I have been discussing extensively amongst my professional circles, and it is due to the interesting increase of incidents where the head of the Human Resources function is not an HR professional
This was the generation that entered the workforce during the oil era of Saudi Arabia (1938 to 1960). That time was also different; having grown up when King Abdulaziz was just finishing uniting the now known as Saudi Arabia. Additionally, entering the workforce when most workers were needed as operational workers to work in the oil field, or the building of the Tapline or the construction of the railroad or joining the newly established (Military Industries Corporation), and (Saudia, previously known as Saudi Airlines).